The American Songster, Containing a Choice Selection of About One Hundred and Fifty Modern and Popular Songs, as Sung By...
by Kenedy, John
Philadelphia: John Kenedy, 1836. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. Stereotype edition of this interesting compilation of songs of the period. The notice of copyright filing by Kenedy states that it was filed at the U.S. District Court of Maryland in the "fifty-third year of the independence of the United States of America." The book title includes a long list of singers and an alphabetic index to the song titles. Some of the song lyrics say "as sung by...", sometimes stating where and to what well-known tune. Bound in contemporary brown leather with some light wear. Slight tear to top of spine along rear board, and what seems to be a small tooth indentation (?!) is visible on the leather. Light pencil notations on front pastedown and some scattered foxing. Last page of list of contents has tear across some of page numbers and tape repairs. Still very good condition. 2.75 x 4.25 inches. 256 pages. AMER/060316.
(Inventory #: 29383)
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